The Boy Who Kissed the Rain
The forest outside of Wasser is filled with magic. When the rains fall over the land, it is because of the dances of mystical beings called Little Thunders. Long ago, the people of Wasser agreed not to explore the wilderness beyond the river. That land belonged to the Thunders. In exchange, the Thunders would continue to bring rain to Wasser if the people there respected the boundaries and rules. All was well until Lance ventured beyond those boundaries and met Luna, a Little Thunder.
From Shane Wilson and his World of Muses, The Boy Who Kissed the Rain is a story of forbidden desire, impossible choices, and parents' love for their children. Read the original, 2017 Rilla Askew Short Fiction Prize-winning story and the stage adaptation here, collected for the first time in a single volume.